The University of Nevada-Reno has opened a $35.5 million arts facility on its campus.
The University Arts Building is a three-story, 42,500-square-foot facility that has a 287-seat recital hall, museum of art, fabrication lab, electroacoustic composition lab, soundproof rehearsal spaces, music practice rooms, faculty office spaces and recording studio.
"This new, state-of-the-art building will enhance the quality of our musical and visual art programs, thereby creating an outstanding experience for artists, musicians and audiences alike," College of Liberal Arts Dean Debra Moddelmog says.
The entrance has a tiered lobby that joins the plaza, street and bridge levels into a multilayered experience to showcase art, music and performance. The topography of the site in the heart of campus creates an active outdoor area that connects campus pedestrian walkways.
The design also preserves a large grass hill, the last remaining piece of the university's original football stadium.
A combination of private philanthropy and university funds are paying for construction of the building.
The architect is DLR Group|WRL, and the contractor is Q&D Construction.